Interviews

Why we may not renew AOC, ATL for airlines–NCAA DG

    Captain Musa Nuhu, the director general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in this interview, shortly after a meeting with domestic operators, expresses hope for the release of all foreign airlines’trapped funds, speaks on ongoing audit of airlines and hints at why some AOCs, ATLs may not be renewed. Sade Williams captures the chat. Experts:   Assent to Civil ...

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Babalakin: Nigeria would ‘ve had one of the best Airport terminals in Africa if Govt had approved phase two of MMA2 

  Dr. Wake Babalakin is Chairman, Resort International Ltd, which is also the parent company of Bi-Courteney Aviation Services Ltd (BASL) which oversees the Murtala Mohammed Airport terminal two (MMA2), Lagos built some 13 years ago. In this interview, the SAN spoke about how he started the project and many others from the scratch, how the MMA2 has become the ...

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Concession will address challenges confronting Nigeria’s airports—Sirika

  Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister in this snippets made available to SADE WILLIAMS, publisher of The Travelport, from the Ministry of Aviation, provides insights into the current plan by government to concession four international airports, saying it is in the overall interest of the nation. Experts:   Why concession these airports? The delivery of this project helps Nigeria achieve ...

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Maintenance: Technical issues should not be politicised—Capt. Mshelia

  Captain Ibrahim Mshelia is Chief Executive Officer at West Link Airlines Limited. In this interview with The Travelport, he speaks about the activities of Civil Aviation Authorities, aircraft fleet age and bares his mind on other safety issues, among other things. Excerpts:   Aviation sector over-regulated? Aviation cannot be over regulated, aviation has a process, it is one of ...

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Duty waiver on GSE will save Ground Handling companies huge money–Agboarumi, SAHCO MD

  Basil Agboarumi is Managing Director, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC. In this interview with SADE WILLIAMS, he speaks on how the company has fared one year after the lockdown, challenges facing ground handling operations in Nigeria and why ground handling companies should enjoy same same benefits such as waiver of custom duty on imported Ground Support Equipment (GSE), ...

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